No active cases of COVID-19 in Nunatsiavut

Press Release

April 8, 2020

The Nunatsiavut Government is advising Beneficiaries of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement that there are no active or confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 in any Labrador Inuit community.

Information released today from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador indicates one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. The individual was outside of the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area when diagnosed, and has fully recovered. At no time was the individual in any Labrador Inuit community from the time of diagnosis until recovery.

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe says he was disappointed to learn of the case through the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s COVID-19 website.

“This is unacceptable,” says President Lampe. “This shows a blatant lack of respect to Labrador Inuit and the Nunatsiavut Government.”

The Nunatsiavut Government is requesting a meeting with Premier Dwight Ball to discuss the matter.

Due to rules around confidentiality, details that may identify the individual will not be released.

Media Contact:

Bert Pomeroy

Director of Communications



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